Episode 28 – February 15, 2011

Posted: 02/14/2011

Spotlight on the Kodak Pony 828 camera, D76 BW Developer, Listener Print Exchange, Sprocket hole photography PLUS three camera giveaways and more!!! Hosted by Michael Raso with Duane Polcou and John Fedele.

Show Notes

FPP Listener Letters

Back Up your digital files

A FPP listener writes in and we discuss the 3-2-1 digital file back up strategy.


Automatic nightly backup to Jungle Disc,Back Blaze,Carbonite and Time Capsule for MAC users.

Interview with April-Lea Hutchinson

Listener Jeff praises FPP for the interview with April. The interview can be found on Episode 22 in the podcast archive.

Look back at Kodachrome

Listener Steve was part of the last run of Kodachrome at Dwayne’s Photo in Parsons, Kansas.



Canon EOS Elan II cameraKodachrome 64 (expired 5/2007)12/20/2010

Still have Kodachrome film? Since processing is no longer available, develop it as Black and White. Follow this link for Spencer Eklund’s SHARP PHOTO blog or read more about the process in this post.

Gnome Baby Pixie camera

FPP listener Andrew from the UK tips us off to the Gnome camera.

Image © Paul Pearson

“The Gnome Pixie is a box camera with a flip-up sports-finder, made in Gt. Britain, with an almost cubic, crinkled black enamelled metal body. Format: twelve 6x6cm images on 620 film. Simple shutter, I & B only.”

From: camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Gnome_Pixie

Book of the Month

Imogen Cunningham’s FLORA

Imogen Cunningham (April 12, 1883–June 24, 1976) was an American photographer known for her photography of botanicals, nudes and industry. Learn more about Imogen at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imogen_Cunningham.

FLORA is available at amazon.com.

Vivian Maier’s Photography

“Vivian Maier (February 1, 1926–April 21, 2009) was an American amateur street photographer who was born in New York but grew up in France, and after returning to the U.S., worked for about forty years as a nanny in Chicago. During those years she took about 100,000 photographs, primarily of people and cityscapes most often in Chicago, although she traveled worldwide, taking pictures in each location.

Image © Pete Tsai

Her photographs remained unknown and mostly undeveloped until they were discovered by a local historian in 2007. Following Maier's death her work began to receive critical acclaim. Her photographs have appeared in newspapers in Italy, Argentina, and England, and have been exhibited alongside other artists' work in Denmark and Norway; her first solo exhibition is running at the Chicago Cultural Center from January to April 2011.”

From: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivian_Maier

Learn more about Vivian Maier at vivianmaier.blogspot.com

FPP Print Exchange

What is a print exchange? It's really just what it sounds like. After signing up, you are randomly assigned someone to send a print to and someone else is randomly selected to send you a print.

Image from FPP Print Exchange #1 by Paul Glover

Last day to signup to the FPP Print Exchange #2: Feb 17, 2011

Join Flickr.com – Join the Film Photography Podcast group on Flickr.
A few simple rules:

  1. Join the FPP Print Exchange #2 on this tread, it's as easy as saying, "I'm in."

  2. If you join the FPP Print Exchange #2, you agree you will send a print—this includes the possibility of international postage. If possible, it is suggested to include tracking on your print shipment.

  3. What's considered a print? Prints can be from any analog photography format (instant photography included), but can be printed photographically OR digitally from a scanned file. For the FPP Print Exchange #2 there are no size limits, pick the size that best fits your budget and image (5x5, 5x7, 8x10, 8.5x11, you name it). You just need to send a print; you don't need to matt or frame it.

  4. Communication is key. Once you find out who you're exchanging prints with (both who you are sending a print to and who will be sending one to you) get in touch with Flickr mail (you'll need to give your address to the person sending you a print) and stay in touch. Let the person know when you ship out the print, share any tracking information, let the person sending you a print when the print arrives, drop them a line if it doesn't show up. If you run into any problems at all, reach out to me.

  5. Share some more. Post your print to this thread when you send it—obviously this means the print you send needs to be on Flickr (pick a photo already in your photostream or add the photo to your photostream). Podcast Host Michael Raso will create a gallery and include the images on the Podcast blog, so images must have URL link enabled—to facilitate that end, please add a link to the image you will be sending to this thread.

  6. Stick to the deadlines.

FPP Featured Camera – KODAK PONY 828 CAMERA

The Kodak Pony 828 camera was made from 1949 until 1959. It featured a retractable lens mount with a four speed Flash 200 shutter and Anaston 51 mm f/4.5 triplet lens and came with a fitted leather case. The body was made of bakelite, which was a very common camera body material at that time and while the initial version of this camera used 828 film, the four later versions were adapted to use 135 film.

John Fedele with the Kodak Pony 828 camera

Michael Raso’s 828 film set on flickr.

828 Film

“828 is a film format for still photography. Kodak introduced it in 1935, only a year after 135 film. 828 film was introduced with the Kodak Bantam, a consumer-level camera. Kodak Pony 828, Kodak's last 828 camera in the US.

The 828 format uses the same basic film stock as 135 film (standard 35mm film), but the film lacks the sprocket holes of 135. The standard image format is 40 × 28 mm. This provides a 30% larger image compared to 135's standard 24 × 36 mm, yet on the same film stock. Because Kodak targeted 828 at a lower-end consumer market, the film was much shorter, at a standard 8 exposures per roll. 828 film originally had one perforation per frame, much like 126 film. Unlike 135 (a single-spool cartridge film) or 126 (a dual-spool cartridge film), 828 is a roll film format, like 120 film. Like 120, it has a backing paper and frames are registered through a colored window on the back of the camera (except on the original folding Bantams, where images were registered with an index hole).”

From: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/828_film

FPP Listener Tony Kemplen publishes book – 52 Cameras in 52 Weeks

“Mop” by Tony Kemplen - Taken with a Kiev 60 medium format camera
in week 14 of his 52 film cameras in
52 weeks project. Kodak 400TMY-2 film, developed at home in Ilfosol 3.

Tony says:
“I've made a Blurb book about the project. This is the cover, inside there is a double page spread for each week of the year, plus a brief introduction and some extras, making 120 pages in all.”

Preview the entire book can be (and purchased).

Sprocket Hole Photography

“Sprocket hole photography is a style of photography that exposes the full width of 35 mm film, creating a photograph punctuated by the "sprocket holes" (perforations) along the edges of the film. It is part of the lo-fi photography movement. Usually, this style involves the use of a modified medium format camera, since a 35 mm camera ordinarily will not expose the edges of the film.”

From: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprocket_hole_photography

“sprocket hole photography” using the Kodak Pony 828 camera. Image by Michael Raso

“Xpro Coffee Break” 35mm in the Holga 120 camera


Sprocket Hole adapters (35mm to 120, 620 and other formats) can be purchased from Sprocket Hole Revolution.

Listener Rob says – Do it yourself.

Sprocket Hole Photography by FPP listeners:

“Evan” by Antix818

“Kodak Instamatic 133” by Jason Muspratt

Darkroom Corner

Spotlight on D76 Developer

Expert Village video on home developers

D76 developer by Wan Iktab

Resources for Black and White Home Development supplies



FPP Camera and Film Giveaways
Winners announced March 1, 2011

We’re giving away a DIANA+ camera courtesy of our friends at Lomography.com!


To enter this contest...Entry deadline is February 22, 2011...Oh, it's over, but check out the latest podcast for more great giveaways.

“Magnolia” by Urban Hafner


“Chuck” by Jay Panelo

FPP Video showcasing the DIANA…

Monthly Film Giveaway

Our awesome listeners have been sending us 35mm and 120 roll film. Every month we’re giving away a roll of film.

image by LancePhoto

Click here to enter this giveaway.

Olympus Trip 35 camera giveaway

FPP Superfriend Ian Cook has donated an Olympus Trip 35 camera and flash. We’re giving away this package to one lucky winner on March 1, 2011...missed it? Check out more giveaways by listening to the latest podcast.

Holga 120n camera giveaway

FPP listener Jason donated the classic Holga 120n camera. We’re giving away this package to one lucky winner on March 1, 2011...missed it? Check out more giveaways by listening to the latest podcast.

Thanks for listening to FPP. Next show in two weeks!

Michael Raso


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